Jeffersonville Man Sentenced For Robbery Of Huddle House
Brandon Perry, age 24, from Jeffersonville, Georgia was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment by the Honorable Marc T. Treadwell. Mr. Perry previously entered a guilty plea on September 7, 2016 to Interference with Commerce by Robbery and Possession of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. His co-defendant, Gabriel Bell, age 21, from Warner Robins, Georgia, was sentenced to 5 years and 1 day imprisonment on April 27, 2016, following his guilty plea to the same charges on April 2, 2015.
Through their guilty pleas, Mr. Perry and Mr. Bell both admitted to robbing the Huddle House located at 5218 Highway 96 West in Jeffersonville, Georgia. They entered the store wearing masks and pointed firearms at the employees of the store. Mr. Perry brandished a short-barreled shotgun and stood by the door while Mr. Bell carried a pistol, went behind the counter, and took money from the cash register as well as the purse belonging to an employee which contained a bank bag with money belonging to the store.
They then left the store on foot and ran to Mr. Bell’s vehicle. While approaching his residence, Mr. Bell lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Investigators responded to the scene and observed broken glass and blood on the deployed airbags. Investigators suspected that the vehicle was involved with the burglary and obtained consent to search Mr. Bell’s bedroom. In his bedroom, they located a pair of shorts and a pair of pants that matched those worn by the robbery suspects, both of which contained blood and glass. The shorts also had a large amount of cash and the keys to the wrecked vehicle in the pockets.
Investigators recovered the employee’s purse with the bank bag and the short-barreled shotgun in a path leading from Mr. Bell’s residence to the location from where it was reported Mr. Perry was picked up following the car accident.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Beth Howard prosecuted the case for the Government.
Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Pam Lightsey at the United States Attorney’s Office at 478-752-3511.